Wine Review: Pinot Noir, Hob Nob

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After more than a month of hurry-up-and-wait uncertainty, Xavier and I finally closed on our house this week.

To celebrate, we went to Cacique (Naturally. Where else would we go?)

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Xavier was smart and ordered the Cab from the Devil’s Locker but I wanted to try something different so I ordered the Hob Nob Pinot Noir.

Not the best choice.

I mean, it wasn’t terrible, I still drank it but I won’t be ordering it again. What they call an “elegant bouquet of cherries”, I would refer to “reminiscent of cough syrup” but, you know, tomato / ta-maw-toe. Not much oak either which, for me, is a drawback because I do like the oak.

The glass was $7.99 but the whole bottle is only $8.99 at Total Wine and Hob Nob Pinot Noir is probably not the best representation of French wine.

My advice, spend a few more dollars on something better.

 

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Wine Review: Merlot, Casillero Del Diablo

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Dinner at Cacique is always a delight.

Wine from the Devil’s Locker puts it over the top.

I don’t know why the waiter decided to tell me about the all the foo-foo wines first. I mean, I was trying to look grown up. I wasn’t even wearing a Hello Kitty tee shirt or anything.

He looked surprised when I said, “I’ll take the Merlot from the Devil’s Locker, please.”

Clearly, he knows not with whom he fucketh.

Anyway, I chose the Merlot because it was the only one on the wine list that I hadn’t already tried.

Fair warning, pull up your grown-up pants before indulging in this one. Made from Merlot grapes grown in the Central-Valley of Chile, it’s rich, deep, and clearly not from a box. That one glass made me walk a little sideways.

Absolutely excellent and velvety smooth when paired with a bold flavored dish such as steak fajitas.

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Vanilla, oak, smoke, and chocolate. Oh yeah, and grapes. A wickedly attractive concoction full of bad-assery and sophistication.

You’re gonna want some.

Oh yes, you will indeed.


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